169. A Road Map to Core Competencies
|Date:||Friday July 17, 2015|
|Time:||8:30 AM - 10:00 AM|
|Speakers:|| Kimberly Browning and Pat Browning, Evaluation Strategies
Leslie Roesler, Pennsylvania Key
Traci Verzi, Maryland State Department of Education
Competencies are the foundation of workforce development. There is growing recognition of the need to use competencies to identify the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to ensure high- quality child care practice. Using core competencies, it is possible to improve recruitment, orientation, pre-service and continuing education, and professional development, as well as identify career ladders and engage in performance evaluation. This session will look at Maryland and Pennsylvania’s advancement of competency development through historical context, methods and next steps.